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Last day of school

Today was such a beautiful day in Vancouver. Sunny and crispy cold, just the way I like it!

While walking the little man to school, we noticed that the house just around the corner had changed its look. I had mentioned this house in this post a while back.

The round lanterns give the house this magical look – actually the entire street looks magical with these lanterns. And of course these are times when I really appreciated my neighbourhood, The Drive, and I am thankful to be living here amidst the creativity, passion and madness!

I will have to take pictures of the lanterns at night when they look the most magical.

Another great thing that I experienced today was my little man’s school assembly. It was so powerful to see these kids performing and to experience their learning process. They did so well and of course I am so proud (it was actually a good ending to a week of frustration with my little man as he has got in trouble several times at school for having altercations on the playground with the other kids – argghhh!).

It was also wonderful to see him get excited about giving gifts to his teachers and principal…

Hope you are on track with your gift buying/making and wrapping… It is a big job to undertake and can get quite overwhelming at times, don’t you think?

xx

Swamped

Yes I am totally swamped! Why, you might ask. Well, I don’t know (well, apart from two kids etc.). Usually, I am on top of things and I like to be that way but the little lady’s illness last week threw us a little out of whack. She is much better now and is in her lovely cuddly stage and wants mama all the time. Two is such a lovely age isn’t it?

My little people holding hands on the way home from school. Little sister does not want to hold anyone’s hand apart from her big brother’s. aaahhhh!

Our Christmas tree is up! It was a lot of fun decorating it with the little people.

And Mr and Mrs Clown are always together.

I was reading Tamara Taggart’s personal blog the other day and in this particular post she mentions buying fabric portraits of her children from Lori Joy Smith. I was really glad to come across this post as I hadn’t looked at Lori’s blog for ages. I have not met her in person but we have exchanged many emails in the past. I love Lori’s work and one day I too hope to own some of her artwork. Very talented lady!

And now to another talented lady and friend of mine, Dolores, who will entice you with her reviews of books, movies and TV shows. Check her blog out.

I am really looking forward to Christmas. There is a lot to do until that day but I cannot wait to see the little people’s faces light up when they open their presents and my husband’s face too actually as his presents will definitely be a lovely surprise to him.

Hope you are having a happy and healthy day/night wherever you are in the world.

x

Lovely things

I follow some blogs and wish I had more time to follow all the other great ones found out there! I love discovering lovely things and imagine my excitement at seeing these calendars in one of Erin’s – Collage Collage – posts.

I have been wanting to go into Erin’s store to browse and have a look at all the lovely things she has and maybe make a purchase or two. For me seeing, touching and experiencing lovely things make me happy instantly. There is beauty in this life and lots of it so why not enjoy it when we can?

So, through this post from Erin, I also discovered Poppytalk who also created the online market Poppytalk Handmade – fabulous! I wanted to apply for their boxing week and valentine market but alas, me not ready yet! But soon, soon….

I have been so busy with work, home and family lately (especially as the little lady has been ill for the best part of this week). Sniffles and coughs all around the house! I am excited though about creating more jewellery and have also signed up for a basic silversmithing course starting in January (my birthday present to me – you know, the 30 mark. ahem…)

Here’s some things that cheered me up this week:

Dolores modelling one of my designs.

My little man’s creation which I discovered one morning. He loves to draw and paint. In fact each morning he spends at least 45 mins doing just that before school. And, I am so happy to see that my favourite colours are influencing his palette!

And the cloth shopping bags I got at the craft sale I took part in. I don’t remember who made them, forgot to pick up a card of hers… but they are so well made and bags which I would rather keep to use in the summertime.

Now must go and start thinking of making some chicken soup for the little ones and the hubbie.

x

Blogging Along

As I was thinking of how to title this post, ‘trudging along’ came to mind first. I thought it too depressing and thought ‘blogging along’ would sound a little more positive.

I like winter, I like rain, I do like the cold if I am dressed properly for it and have nice clothes to look forward to wearing… but alas, I am only human and the dreary dark short days do get to me at times. Nearing to Christmas is a time when I miss my family and my thoughts become melancholic and the sort… I think you  know what I mean… I am happy though when my little man brings me cute things from his art class…

aren’t they just too cute??

and I am making some jewellery as presents for friends and family…

It is really fun trying out different styles – just love the colours! What do you think?

One of the shops down the street is stocking some of my designs – it’s quite exciting – I will take a picture tomorrow and show it to you.

xx

Craft Sale

We had a fantastic craft sale – it was cosy, friendly, filled with great items and lots of people came.


Our table at the sale – Melina of Palomaria and I shared a table. It was great as our creations complemented each other and the table looked great!

Lots of people were interested in our jewellery – it was really sweet to have young girls ooing and aahing over them! It is quite satisfying to have your work appreciated because sometimes I am too close to it…

and here we are, Meli and I. We had a lot of fun together! Glad to have her as a friend.

Here is Meli’s work. Beautiful. You will have so much fun visiting Palomaria’s Etsy shop.

I want to thank all my friends who came to see me there and everyone who supported us in this sale.

I want to continue creating and slowly but surely I will. Time is the issue as with all mothers who juggle work, kids and home… however, there aren’t any deadlines to creating and so I will continue!

xx

Ready

I think I am ready for the craft sale which starts later on today – yay!

I want to share a few things that put a smile on my face this week…

We made vegan one bit brownies – so yummy – recipe taken from Cara Roth’s blog

I had to keep my neck warm this week with all this cold weather…



A book that lifts my spirits…


It is called “I will make miracles” by Susie Morgenstern, illustrated by

Jiang Hong Chen – It is truly magical looking towards a better world, an ideal world!

And, I finally decided on how to package my creations…

I had some tags made at MOO, they did a fabulous job! What do you think?

and a necklace I picked up during my flea market trip…


And here is a taster of what will be on sale at the craft sale…

and here is a reminder of time and place…

see you then!

xx

Winter is HERE!

Vancouver is COLD, very COLD! Everyone is talking about it as we are not used to this weather here. It has a bite and if not dressed appropriately, I can honestly say that you will suffer!

I am sitting cosily in our old, drafty beautiful home with the fire roaring up the chimney and me looking forward to a day of running errands and some jewellery making tomorrow.

This past weekend was busy and we saw some good friends three days in a row which was a real treat. Little man got to play with some of his favourite friends and got a bit over excited I must say. It was a little challenging trying to calm him down… and little lady is really enjoying the company of all the little people around her.

Little man has been constantly talking about his school friend and having a play date with him. This school friend, MC, has already been over once and little man has been wanting to go over to MC’s house for a play date. He could not stop talking about him on Sunday, so much so that we ended up seeing them in Costco of all places… another school mate was there, S, and the three boys took a ride on the cart with some hearty laughs…

and yes I do go to Costco from time to time… but I am disliking it more and more these days especially if I find myself there on a weekend. It is CRAZY and not fun at all!

Look at the snow in our front yard – well trodden over by the little people. Oh, what fun!

The lovely fire that is heating up my freezing feet…

The beautiful late afternoon light while I am pushing the little people in the swing (not today’s early evening sky though, mind!)

and lastly, I just want to share these beautiful mini cameo earrings (the cameos need to face each other though! :o) – I just love them!

The craft sale is this Friday. It is exciting and daunting at the same time. I hope it will be successful for all!

Hope to see you there!  If you are on Facebook, this is their page.

xx

ps Melina will be taking part in the sale with me!